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50embarr
02-27-2009, 09:26 PM
ok I'm doing the head gaskets and got the car down just to the heads but cant figure out what would be the best way to get the exhaust manifolds out of the way to get the bottom 4 head bolts. could someone tell me what they did to get them out of the way please.

Jeremy_K
02-27-2009, 09:31 PM
I deleted the AC and the ABS;):D

thunderkid84
02-27-2009, 09:37 PM
i did the smart thing and took the manifolds off and ported the collector lip.

50embarr
02-27-2009, 09:59 PM
i did the smart thing and took the manifolds off and ported the collector lip.

Thats what i was thinking but i'm 100% sure the sutds are going to break off can u replace them or will i have to find a whole new manifold?

frdlvr30
02-27-2009, 10:07 PM
You will have to use torch to heat the manifold up around the studs if they break. They will come out. You have to take these loose no matter what, so you may as well get to it...

Mike8675309
02-28-2009, 03:46 PM
ok I'm doing the head gaskets and got the car down just to the heads but cant figure out what would be the best way to get the exhaust manifolds out of the way to get the bottom 4 head bolts. could someone tell me what they did to get them out of the way please.

I used big pry bars. Two of them. It was interesting.

aplvlydrtybird
02-28-2009, 04:01 PM
I used big pry bars. Two of them. It was interesting.

Ha nice. I'd like to watch that next time

Assuming you dont have a torch....buy a little can of map gas and use that its tiny and cheaper than getting a torch set-up. Then heat the heads of the bolts before you try and take them off so you dont have to deal with them breaking. Make sure you get them red hot. GL

Keith

Jeremy_K
02-28-2009, 04:28 PM
PB Blaster works well on the manifold studs.

Tim Groth
02-28-2009, 08:31 PM
PB Blaster works well on the manifold studs.

Soak em and then they come off no matter how rusted, PB Blaster is wonderful lube for stubborn bolts.

-Tim

cmill95
03-01-2009, 10:12 AM
if they do get messed up, I've got a set of 95 manifolds I've been thinking about selling since going to kooks mid-lengths.